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Tell me something good

Tell me something good

Let’s start with the obvious: things have been pretty somber around here lately. A quick perusal of recent topics unearths such joys as shoulder tension, paralyzing questions, and lost dogs. AKA: Pure delight. I was trying to remember the last happy thing/funny story I told on the blog and had to roll all the way back to that one time I accidentally made a bomb. In October.

All I can say is that this blog tends to reflect the tone of my life and the recent tone of my life has been pretty somber. But good … Continue reading

Hinterland, Week Seven: How about a newsletter?

Hinterland, Week Seven: How about a newsletter?

This brief post is sponsored by a new idea that is actually an old idea.

I’m not sure how or when newsletters became cool again, but they are having a moment and I’m all for it. And last month, when I put together the resource list at the end of this post, I thought it might be fun to turn that list into a monthly newsletter of sorts.

Let’s just be honest with each other: this is mostly because deep down in my soul, I am still the person who wants to tell you about all of the things, … Continue reading

Today in links

Every once in awhile I stumble on a veritable deluge of things I feel should be shared with the world immediately if not sooner. Today is one of those whiles.

  • Many years ago, in a world before Pinterest, there was a tangible entity called an “inspiration board.” It was a thing of beauty. Thankfully, they’ve made a comeback in this appearance on Martha Stewart’s blog.
  • Just when you think the Internet can’t get any better, you find a website like Coffee Cup Fortunes.
  • Speaking of coffee – two things. 1. This morning I was eating breakfast and felt
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Links to peruse while you’re waiting for fireworks

No surprisingly, they are all food-based. But really, it’s a holiday weekend.

Or really… it’s a weekend. Or any day in my life.

1. Fire Roasted Catering

How much do you want these guys to cater your 4th of July gathering this weekend? Just look at that pig! Oh my word!

2. S’mores on Repeat

I know this went live last year…but I’m still in love with these s’more recipes. Should you need more variety, here’s a list of 26 s’more recipes from Brit & Co.

3. Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed Juices

Do we all know that this is a … Continue reading



28 Collage

I turned 28 a few days ago (although according to some sources, I actually turned 29). And since I love nothing more than a good round of reflection, I came up with this list of 28 things that have happened so far in life that I’m really happy about. It’s not an exhaustive list, and I’m sure 5 minutes after I hit Publish I’ll think of 10 more things to add, but these are the ones that have come to mind so far.

In no particular order:

28 Things I’m Really Glad I Did

  1. Smashed 1/4 of an avocado
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What I Love : April

What I Love : April

Well, we skipped March, and it’s well-documented that I have no words for actual blogging right now, so how about a list to kick April off? Because who doesn’t love avoidance with a side of slacking?

What I’m Loving This Month

1. 2048 // My tea is cold, no work has been done, and I have barely moved a muscle since dinner. All because of this ridiculous game. People. This is why I don’t play online games. The competitive streak kills me every time. Every time. If you are looking for me, I’ll be up until sunrise trying to beat … Continue reading

What I Love : January

What I Love : January


Here’s a brief and belated What I Love post for January!

Pinning 2014: So far, so good. and I’ve already pinned something to the Done in 2014 board! Also, good news! You can follow the 2014 inspiration board right from this here website. True story. Just go to the 2014 page to see a constantly updating list of 2014 inspiration.

The Daily Positive: Dale Patridge, founder of Sevenly, is rocking his new blog.

Southern Weddings: I’m always a fan, but this video documenting one of the features in the latest issue is SO … Continue reading

Less planning, more doing (and more pinning)

I’m trying something different this year. It’s twofold.

First fold: I make more plans than I carry out. And I enjoy the planning process so much more than the carrying out process. It reminds me of a quote I heard recently from a football coach, “Everyone loves starting, and everyone loves finishing. No one loves to do the work in between.” Um, preach. There are specific goals I’ve set for 2014, and I’m sure more will be set as the year progresses. But mostly, I am aiming to do less planning and more doing. I want to spend this year … Continue reading